Michal Kurlaender, associate professor of education, has joined
an elite group of UC Davis faculty members named 2013-14
Chancellor’s Fellows. The honor recognizes outstanding records of
achievement among early career faculty. Each fellow receives a
$25,000 prize to support their research, teaching and service
activities. Kurlaender retains the title of Chancellor’s Fellow
until July 1, 2018. The Davis Chancellor’s Club and the
university’s Annual Fund support the program.
Marlene Bell (BA ‘68, Credential ‘71) received
the 2013 Education Award from the Mexican American Concilio of
Yolo County at their 29th Annual Concilio Recognition Dinner/
Dance & Scholarship Fundraiser on October 19, 2013. The
Concilio provides support and assistance to low-income people of
Yolo County, as well as college scholarships and other assistance
to promising low- and moderate-income students, specifically
students with Latino heritage.
The University of California, Davis, announced today (Nov. 15)
successfully reached its goal to raise $1 billion from more than
100,000 donors through its first comprehensive fundraising
campaign, The Campaign for UC Davis. Funds from the campaign have
benefited the entire university, but especially UC Davis students
by providing them with access to a top quality education.
The accomplishment of raising $1 billion was achieved more than
one year ahead of the original December 2014 end date. The
Campaign for UC Davis is now scheduled to conclude on May 31,
2014. Read the entire
This issue of the UC Davis School of Education’s award winning
magazine, Catalyst, highlights research news, updates on
faculty and alumni, and includes a special Annual Fund Report.
the issue here.
Highlights from this issue:
Alumni News and Notes: Marlene Bell (BA ‘68, Credential ‘71)
Recognized by Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County, p. 4
School of Education Surpasses Highest Fundraising Year, p. 5
School Launches Dean’s Leadership Circle to Recognize
Philanthropic Pioneers, p.7
Professor Cary Trexler at Work in Haiti, p. 8
School Welcomes New Faculty, p. 9
Power of 10 Scholarship Success Leads to New Promise
Initiative for Student Scholarships, pp. 10-1
Small Gifts, Big Promise: Special Annual Fund Report Insert,
Faculty Profile: Kevin Gee’s Research on Health and
Education, p. 1
School Welcomes New Executive Director to CRESS Center, p. 2
And much more on events, alumni news, and other
Learn more about how a Doctorate in Educational Leadership can
help you reach your professional goals at an CANDEL Ed.D.
The online application process for the Fall 2014 CANDEL Ed.D
Program is now opened. Please visit the
Graduate Studies website to start your application.
UC Davis/Sacramento Info
12:00pm – 1:00pm Friday December 13, 2013* Conference room 4102, 4th Floor, California Department of
Education 1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
*You must rsvp to this event to Rosa at email@example.com
6:00pm – 7:00pm Thursday, January 23, 2014 Meeting Room 1, Activities and Recreation Center (ARC),
Davis, CA, 95616
Sonoma State Info
5:30pm – 7:00pm Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Room 1056, Stevenson Hall
5:30pm – 7:00pm Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Room 1056, Stevenson Hall
A great way to learn more about the UC Davis Teacher
Credential/M.A. program is by attending a Credential Information
Session. Sessions are typically conducted twice per month, from
September to May.
Upcoming Info Sessions for Teaching Credential
Thursday, December 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm in room TC 3,
Temporary Classroom Building
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10:00 am – 12 noon, TC 3,
Temporary Classroom Building
During the session we will discuss the following topics:
Credential & Masters Program Format
When the year starts; how soon you will earn your credential; how
you move on to the Masters portion of the program
Provide Information Regarding our Prerequisites
How to meet the requirements; how to have a class reviewed to see
if it is equivalent; how to have your G.P.A. evaluated, what to
do if prerequisites can’t be met by application deadline
Information Regarding Required Testing
California Basic Skills Requirement (commonly known as CBEST);
Subject Matter Verification (commonly known as CSET); how timing
of the tests impacts when you should apply
The Admission Process
When is the best time to apply; how to apply; what happens after
We encourage questions throughout the presentation and provide a
small group format for a Q & A session with faculty/staff at
the end of each session.
Attend a session!
To reserve your space or request more information about the a
session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Although an
RSVP is not required, the info session date, time, or location
can change. For this reason, please check back on the website the
morning of an information session to confirm. If you have
submitted an RSVP we will notify you of any changes.
Due to current construction in the School of Education
building sessions are held in a variety of locations on
campus. Currently sessions are being held in Temporary
Classroom 3 (TC3), near the Academic Surge building.
Please view our map
for specific directions.
Because the locations of the information session vary,
please be sure to double-check the location for the Information
Session you are attending.
As part of the UC Davis MIND Institute’s Minds Behind the MIND
Speaker Series, Traci Schmidt, special projects director, in the
UC Davis School of Education’s Center for Innovation in Education
(EdForward) will demonstrate Navigate Autism, a new website under
development to disseminate information to families of children
with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
MIND Institute Auditorium, Sacramento
Seating is limited. For directions, visit the
MIND Institute’s website.
During the celebration of its tenth anniversary, the UC Davis
School of Education reached a significant milestone. Between July
1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, individual, foundation and corporate
donors gave a total of $4,529,990—nearly $1 million more than the
previous year, signifying the School’s best fundraising year in
its history. In 2006, with the launch of The Campaign for UC
Davis, the School of Education set an ambitious goal of raising
$16 million through private giving. As of June 30, 2013, campaign
gifts to the School reached $16.3 million, exceeding our original
goal—thanks to so many of you.
But we aren’t done yet! The Campaign for UC Davis is not complete
until May 31 2014, so we plan to keep the momentum going. If the
campus is to meet its ultimate goal of raising $1 billion in the
Campaign, we need to keep up support to the School. Cheers to an
exciting year ahead!